Other acceptable titles for this post could be:
How to Drive Your Husband to the Brink of Madness
My Annoyance Knows No Bounds
When a Non-Project Becomes 10 Complex Projects
Why Our Bathroom Won’t be Finished Until 2015…Maybe
Waaaaaaay back in November (of last year) I wrote a post about my struggles …er…complete inability to find a vanity for our master bath.
Like, it’s a vanity.
A place to brush my teeth, wash my face, and if I’m feeling motivated – curl my hair. This isn’t rocket science. I wasn’t examining the cure for some deadly disease. I wasn’t on a mission to find a lost civilization or an elusive mythical creature. I simply needed a place to set shit down in my bathroom.
And yet, this has become my undoing.
Even my loved ones lost patience with my indecision and general lack of ability to reason on this project. They were all in on it together, constantly asking, “so did you pick a vanity yet?” Ugh. The question made me want to hurl things at innocent people. I would then proceed with my favorite coping mechanism: avoidance. Which I generally refer to as “research.”
But alas, not all was lost. I did come up with something in the end. After months of logging entire days scouring the internet, countless visits to retailers, and at least a few meetings with custom cabinetry makers – I have finally (!!) bought a vanity.
Well, kind of.
You see, it’s not exactly a vanity. Ehhhhh…yea ok – so technically it’s not a vanity at all. But I bought it. I made a freaking decision. THAT, my friends, is the important part here. Not the fact that it has no plumbing whatsoever. Or even a sink, much less two. Or that it doesn’t quite fit in the space…
These are minor, frivolous details. They are perhaps even expected – genius design is not always readily available. Sometimes we have to put in a little extra effort to achieve perfection. And that’s exactly what I plan to make my husband do.
So yes, we plan to turn this dresser into a vanity. I am spending the rest of the week searching for marble vessel sinks and the appropriate fixtures to go with them. My hope is that finding these sinks takes less time than finding the base. Which, by the way, I got from Restoration Hardware. And if you recall, that was (
ironically…annoyingly) my original idea. Except in my original plan we were buying a ready-to-install vanity. NOT a dresser that needs at least two weeks of tedious work in order to become a vanity. But I have my somewhat rational reasons for doing it this way and like I said, genius takes effort. And the patience of a very handy husband.
Stay tuned, the fun has just begun…